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Gulf States and Their U.S. Critics Seek to Shape U.S. Perceptions on the Soccer Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 08.21.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Both Qatar and the UAE have been in the firing line for their treatment of foreign workers who constitute a majority of their populations but operate under a sponsorship or kafala system that puts them at the mercy of their employers.

Dubai: Pearl of the Desert

Jay Tavare | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Jay Tavare

How does a nation go from living in the desert lands of the Arabian Peninsula, making a living as pearl merchants, to one of the most futuristic, opulent destinations on earth, in only 46 years? The answer is vision.

These 10 Photos Show One Way Dubai's Migrant Workers Spend Their Day Off

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 06.16.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peo...

Take A Trip To Abu Dhabi and Dubai Without Ever Leaving Your Seat

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.03.2014 | Travel

BEYOND - Memoirs In A Time Lapse from Beno Saradzic on Vimeo. If you haven't made it to the United Arab Emirates yet, there's no immediate need to...

Qatar Labour Controversy Becomes Part of Gulf Dispute Over Muslim Brotherhood

James Dorsey | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics
James Dorsey

Saudi-led efforts to isolate Qatar because of its support of the Muslim Brotherhood have expanded to exploit criticism of labour conditions in the Gulf state in advance of the 2022 World Cup.

Dubai: Jewel in the Emirates

Illeana Hoffman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Travel
Illeana Hoffman

What we found is something well beyond our range of knowledge, a place both inviting and gracious and even a bit outrageous in pockets in showings of wealth.

Dubai Comes of Age

Pranay Gupte | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Pranay Gupte

When I look out of windows, I always say to myself, "Dubai has arrived. Dubai has become the world's fastest city."

Korean Voices Make Waves on Arabic Radio

Joseph Braude | Posted 04.05.2014 | World
Joseph Braude

It is clear that under the shade of America's security umbrella in the Middle East, Koreans have been making strong inroads. Are there ways in which the United States, as a partner of Korea, might seek to benefit from those inroads, whether on the ground or over the airwaves?

Gulf States Line Up As Targets of Trade Unions and Human Rights Groups

James Dorsey | Posted 02.25.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Gulf states are lining up as targets for criticism by international trade unions and human rights groups for their treatment of foreign workers.

Dubai Celebrates Christmas, Complete With Fake Snow

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 12.23.2013 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Just days before Christmas, Ben Elliott-Scott was busy touching up the paint on a foam snowman and blasting trees...

The Promise of Health Care Innovation in Djibouti

Ethan Chorin | Posted 10.16.2013 | World
Ethan Chorin

Who will make sure the clinic and the outpost work properly, and coordinate between the Djiboutian Ministry of Health and USAID? Will this become a successful and exportable model for rural health care in Africa, or a white elephant?

A Thrilling Aerial View Of One Of The World's Most Luxurious Cities | Posted 07.23.2013 | Arts

Russian photographer Vadim Makhorov loves to view the world from an extremely high vantage point. Traveling the globe with his thrill-seeking comra...

Dubai Plans Quran-Themed Park

AP | Posted 06.20.2013 | Religion

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Dubai has added a new item to its top ambitions such as building the world's largest Ferris wheel and bidding for an An...

Why the Dubai Strike Matters

Michelle Chen | Posted 08.04.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

From a distance, Dubai shines like an oasis of modernity in in the desert, with its glass towers and opulent hotels. Beneath the glittering surface, h...

When Brains, Beauty and Arts Collide: The Women of Dubai Represent

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 07.06.2013 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

As a parent I know my intention for my kids. I am passionate, driven and borderline obsessive about their position in society and the use of our family name.

The Marketing of Dubai: A Brilliant Mirage

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 10.16.2012 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

It's difficult to embrace the hype while wading in a sea of black.

Dazzling Dubai

Peggy Goldman | Posted 11.12.2012 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

Fifty or so years ago, no one would have believed that the most lavish, luxurious, futuristic city in the world would be built, practically from scratch, surrounded by the desert.

Dubai, Media and the 21st Century

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 09.23.2012 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

The 15-hour flight from Atlanta to Dubai offers plenty of time to prepare for a stay in the United Arab Emirates. This was my first trip to Dubai City, which has a rich history and a forward approach to economic development.

UAE Sentences UK Man To Death For Drug Conviction

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 08.26.2012 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- A Briton has been sentenced to death in the United Arab Emirates, the British Embassy confirmed Tuesday, after he and a...

Asleep in Oman, Dreaming Dubai

Todd Reisz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Todd Reisz

During a trip to Oman I learned something about the consequences of Dubai's development appetite, namely that it extends beyond its own borders.

Deira Modern, Notes on Dubai

Todd Reisz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Todd Reisz

Deira is often referred to as "Old Dubai," a generalization that only describes a stop on the Dubai visitor's course. To see a gold souk, a fish market. To take an abra ride for no reason other than to take an abra ride.

What We Can Learn From Abu Dhabi's Soft Diplomacy

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

The United Arab Emirates is proof plenty that regardless of demographic size, soft diplomacy can be an effective tool in achieving an emerging country's goals and aspirations.

Enterprise Is a State of Mind

Hisham Wyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Hisham Wyne

If there was one common narrative within the intermingling stories of success and failure narrated at the recent Celebration of Entrepreneurship 2010 ...

Rank My City: The Singles Charts of the City-Building Business

Todd Reisz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Todd Reisz

It is often the cities not making the ranks that can be the most lively and exciting, even if their cafes still use white plastic chairs and the streets aren't pedestrianized.

Dublin expels Israeli diplomat

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Irish government has expelled an Israeli diplomat in protest at the use of forged passports in the assassination of a Hamas commander in Dubai in...